Richard White (actor)

Richard White is an American actor and opera singer best known for voicing the character of Gaston in Disney's Beauty and the Beast and in the TV series House of Mouse.

Richard White
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActor, tenor opera singer vocalist
Years active1979–present
Notable work
Voice of Gaston in Disney's Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Career

White also played the character of Gaylord Ravenal in Show Boat at Paper Mill Playhouse and Robert Mission in The New Moon, at the New York City Opera. White also created the title role of Erik in the world premiere of Arthur Kopit and Maury Yeston's musical, Phantom and sings the role on the cast recording.[1] White has performed on Broadway as Joey in The Most Happy Fella and has had roles in New York revivals of Brigadoon, South Pacific, and Auntie Mame.[1][2] He was nominated for a 1985 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Musical for "Carousel" at the Marriott Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. From 2012-2013, White starred as Sir Danvers Carew in the national tour and Broadway revival of Jekyll & Hyde.[3]

Filmography

Actor

YearTitleRoleNotes
1989Great PerformancesGaylord Ravenal / Robert Mission / HimselfEpisodes: "The New Moon"
"Show Boat"
"An Evening with Alan Jay Lerner"
1991Beauty and the BeastGaston (voice)
1992The 64th Annual Academy AwardsHimself(TV special)
1993Kill ZoneMedic
2001-2003House of MouseGaston (voice)Episodes: "Daisy's Debut"
"Clarabelle's Big Secret"
"The Mouse Who Came to Dinner"
"Humphrey in the House"
"Halloween with Hades"
2016King's Quest - Chapter III: Once Upon A ClimbWhispervideo game[4]

Theatre work

Broadway

Off-Broadway

  • 1980 – Elizabeth and Essex – Performer
  • 1987 – The Desert Song – Pierre Birabeau/The Red Shadow

Regional

  • 1984 – The Desert Song – Pierre Birabeau/The Red Shadow
  • 1985 – Show Boat – Performer
  • 1985 – Carousel – Performer
  • 1987 – Annie Get Your Gun – Performer
  • 1989 – Show Boat – Gaylord Ravenal
  • 1991 – Phantom – Erik/The Phantom
  • 1991 – The Merry Widow – Performer
  • 1992 – Oklahoma! – Performer
  • 1993 – Phantom – Erik/The Phantom
  • 1994 – Camelot – Lancelot
  • 1996 – Gigi – Performer
  • 1998 – Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Dr. Jekyll
  • 2004 – Chasing Nicolette – Count de Valence
  • 2013 – A Christmas Carol – Ebenezer Scrooge

Soundtrack

YearArtist/WriterSongFilmRole
1989Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein II"Where's The Mate For Me?"
"Make Believe"
"You Are Love"
"Act I Finale"
"Why Do I Love You?"
"Nun's Processional"
"Make Believe"
"You Are Love"
Great PerformancesGaylord Ravenal
1991Howard Ashman & Alan Menken"Belle"
"The Mob Song"
"Gaston"
"Gaston Reprise"
Beauty and the BeastGaston

References

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